One pro-lifer thinks it's a shame that lawmakers report
inaccurate information about abortion issues.
Lozier Institute, the education and research arm of the Susan
B. Anthony List, is responding to a report from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention that claims abortion rates are down.
Spokesman Chuck Donovan tells OneNewsNow his group's research shows
the figures to be inaccurate, as some states report little
information to the government, and others like California, Maryland
and New Hampshire report nothing.
"So we have inconsistent numbers. We have states that don't
supply information about the stage of the pregnancy in which
abortions occur," Donovan notes. "We have an undercount, where
there's no reporting at all to any agency, that probably amounts to
three or four percent of the total."
The Institute president contends that if the government can
issue HHS mandates, then it can certainly develop a system to
obtain accurate information about abortion.
"You know, we have more information about whether Josh Hamilton,
a baseball player, drives in RBIs with two runners on base with
less than one out than we do about how many women are actually
being injured by abortions in the United States," Donovan laments.
"And it's simply something we have to address as a people."
He insists that the public deserves accurate information.
Moreover, he says lawmakers ought to have data that reflects the
reality of the situation before they legislate.